Lower extremity limb salvage

J Foot Surg. 1988 Mar-Apr;27(2):145-8.


In this discussion, the case report of a fetid diabetic right foot infection is presented. Although definitive major limb amputation was initially contemplated, aggressive treatment efforts were used to prevent this catastrophe. Photographs illustrate state-of-the-art treatment techniques and document a satisfying clinical outcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amputation
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / complications
  • Foot Diseases / etiology
  • Foot Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Osteomyelitis / etiology
  • Osteomyelitis / surgery*
  • Toes / surgery